Job Openings

Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.

Current Job Openings

Educators (Tour Guides)

Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, is in search of part time Tour Guides. Come join a dynamic and collaborative team of museum educators that greet visitors from around the world. This is a great opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, build your presentation and interpretation skills and enhance your resume. Whether you are a retired professional or just beginning your career, Fallingwater can change you and your vocational path.

Educators (Tour Guides) engage visitors on one hour non-scripted general architecture tours of Fallingwater. Educators may also have opportunities to lead educational workshops and give presentations. Educators must be able to retain architectural and historical facts, dates and anecdotes, and then customize that information according to the interests of the visitors.  Tours should be conversational as the guide facilitates the visitor’s self-discovery of architecture in harmony with nature. Educators must be comfortable speaking in front of groups and will engage visitors ages 6 to106 from diverse cultures, languages and geographic areas.  Must be articulate, positive, outgoing, dependable, and flexible and have a professional demeanor.

To apply, email letter of interest and/or resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Educators in the subject line of the email.

Historic Preservation Project Manager

Mill Run, PA

The Historic Preservation Project Manager will provide design and construction project management for the preservation of Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  This position requires expert knowledge and experience with historic preservation theory and practice as well as a thorough knowledge of construction project management.  Must be well versed in using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and have the ability to carry out preservation projects requiring the application of historic preservation, engineering, architecture, and landscape architectural standards and methods.  Reports to the Director of Preservation and Collections.

A degree historic preservation, architecture, engineering or a related field is required; graduate degree preferred. Other combinations of work experience and education will be considered.  Minimum of 3 years of experience in oversight of historic properties and management of preservation construction projects is required.  Knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and early to mid-20th century building technologies preferred.  This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a current resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Preservation in the subject line of the email.

Community Gardens and Greenspace Field Staff

Pittsburgh, PA

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has a full time opening in its Community Gardens/Greenspace department for a Field Staff position, based in Pittsburgh. Supports field work at community gardens and greening projects throughout the region.   Collects data and other information to document and monitor projects; leads volunteer groups in a variety of landscaping and community greening activities during spring, summer, and fall.

Candidates must have training or equivalent of two years of experience in horticultural and / or landscaping techniques, good organizational skills, strong initiative, ability to work well with others and the ability to work well independently.   Must be able to work a flexible schedule including: long hours, evenings, and weekends as needed in all weather.  Must be able to perform daily physical landscape labor, including occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Position provides excellent benefits and a competitive wage.  To apply, send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Field Staff in the subject line.

Visitor Services Representative

Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater, a property entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, has a part time opening in the Visitor Services Department.  Provides superior customer service, handles reservations, sells admission tickets and on-line ticket sales, and greets and assists visitors at the visitor services desk.  Qualifications include good verbal and written communications skills, professional telephone etiquette, very good computer skills, and a strong customer service orientation. Must be flexible with schedule and available to work weekends and holidays as needed.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list VSR in the subject line of the email.

Museum Store Stock Coordinator

Mill Run, PA

This full time, seasonal position is responsible for the proper handling and receiving of all Fallingwater Museum Store inventories and merchandise.  Duties include opening and verifying the accuracy of incoming merchandise with packing slips, purchase orders, documents and bill of ladings.  Assists with tagging and labeling of merchandise; stocks and stores merchandise and inventories.  Transports merchandise between storage areas and the Museum Store.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have two years of related stockroom and inventory handling experience, preferably in a retail setting. Previous experience handling shipments is required.
  • Must have exceptional organization skills and be accurate with details.
  • Must have excellent customer relations skills and good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a positive influence and demonstrate a professional and positive attitude and communication style with store team members, fellow co-workers and customers.
  • Job requires the ability to bend, climb ladders, lift and move packages up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid drivers license is required.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours, and the ability to work weekends and holidays is required. Will require working approximately 35-40 hours per week from March through November, and an abbreviated schedule in the winter.  Must be able to work a minimum of 1350 hours per year.
  • Experience with computers and Point of Sale inventory software is preferred.

Full time hourly employment is a benefit eligible status providing and excellent fringe benefits package.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Stock Coordinator in the subject line of the email.

Museum Store Sales Associate

Mill Run, PA

This full time, seasonal position assists supervisors in the day-to-day operation of the Fallingwater Museum Store.  The duties include waiting on customers and assisting customers with purchases.  Assists in completing daily cash receipts/closing reports and other paperwork, helping to monitor proper stock levels of inventory in the store and informing supervisors when levels become low.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior retail sales experience.
  • Must have excellent customer relations skills and good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a positive influence and demonstrate a professional and positive attitude and communication style with store team members, fellow co-workers and customers.
  • Prior cash handling and register experience is required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours, and the ability to work weekends and holidays is required. Will require working approximately 35-40 hours per week from March through November, and an abbreviated schedule in the winter.  Must be able to work a minimum of 1350 hours per year.

Full time hourly employment is a benefit eligible status providing and excellent fringe benefits package.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Sales Associate in the subject line of the email.

Museum Store Floor Supervisor

Mill Run, PA

This position assists in the day-to-day operations of the Fallingwater Museum Store. The Museum Store Floor Supervisor must be a positive and professional example and role model for staff. Requirements include three years of retail sales experience and prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is required to have experience with Point of Sale systems and cash registers. The supervisor works 35-40 hours per week from mid-March through November, has an abbreviated schedule in the winter and must be able to work a minimum of 1,350 hours per year. Candidates must be flexible with schedule, dependable and able to work weekends. This position includes benefits.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Floor Supervisor in the subject line of the email.

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Pittsburgh, PA

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization, with an operating budget of almost $23 million, is seeking an accomplished, senior-level professional for the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.  This position is a key member of WPC’s leadership team and reports directly to WPC’s president and chief executive officer.  This position will be based at WPC’s headquarters located at 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA but will occasionally travel to Fallingwater, located in Mill Run, PA as needed.

The Vice President, Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overseeing the institutional functions of General Accounting and Management Accounting, Budgeting, Planning, Investment Management, Grants/Contracts & Procurement, Insurance & Risk Management, Information Technology/Computer Services and Human Resources.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, education and competencies:

  • 15+ years experience in a senior level accounting, financial, business management and/or administrative position, with significant non-profit financial management experience.
  • Masters degree in Business Administration or Finance, with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification or equivalent required.
  • Confirmed broad business competency and mastery of management-level skills required to build quality business practices and add value to the organization by providing decision support, planning and control over operations.
  • Proven and comprehensive experience in internal auditing, finance and budgeting, operations and compliance; managing complex insurance and risk management programs; financial and benefit plan audits; management of federal, state and local government grants; Single Audits; and successful oversight of investment portfolio management experience is essential.
  • Experience with not-for-profit accounting software and integration with organization-wide systems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially and effectively with supervisor, colleagues, staff, and Board of Directors.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills; employee development and performance management skills.
  • Familiarity with information technology infrastructure strongly preferred. (WPC’s networking and computer systems have over 200 users at multiple locations)
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements of ERISA retirement plans.
  • Experience in conservation practice and standards and with house museum operations and practices strongly preferred.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to:  wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list VP/CFO in the subject line of the email.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy considers applicants and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, disability, marital status or veteran status. Read the WPC Equal Opportunity Employer Statement.